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  • Writer's picturePapa George

The World – Look unto Me and be ye saved, April 8, 2021

In London, one Sunday morning a snowstorm was raging. A young man had started to his church services as usual, but the storm with its blowing winds and blinding snow was so severe that he was almost compelled to return home. Instead, however, he came upon a small chapel, into which he was led by the Spirit. Around the stove about a dozen people were gathered. The preacher did not come that morning, so an old man, a lay member of the congregation, arose and spoke from that passage in the Old Testament, ‘Look unto Me, and be ye saved.’ He urged this young man to look to Jesus and be saved. The result was that the young fellow went home to pray and he found Christ as his Savior. The name of the old spokesman of the Lord on that Sabbath day has passed into oblivion. But the name of the young man, thus by the efforts of ‘one of the least of these’ converted, was destined to resound through the ages, and his eloquent Gospel appeals to be heard by millions and his sermons to be sold as those of no other preacher of the centuries.

That young man was Charles Spurgeon.

(Excerpts from “Answered prayers and soul-winning incidents – published in 1940)

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